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World War One: The Red Baron

Veterans remember the famous German air ace who was killed in April 1918

Using archive BBC recordings of veterans, we tell the story of one of the most famous figures of World War One. The legendary German air ace Baron von Richthofen who was killed in April 1918.
Photo: German First World War air ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as the Red Baron, with a comrade in front of his famous red tri-plane. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Mon 23 Apr 2018 07:50GMT

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